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Captain Osborne House

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c. 1890, Robert G. Kennedy. 128 2nd St.

This house and its twin at 702 3rd Street were designed by Philadelphia architect Kennedy. The two-and-a-half-story house has an unusual cross-gambrel roof, a porch across the facade, an immense oval window that lights the front vestibule, and a one-story kitchen wing. A carriage house matches the style of the main house. An early planting plan for the property, apparently drawn by a member of the Osborne family at the turn of the twentieth century, is on file at the Virginia Department of Historic Resources.

Writing Credits

Author: 
Anne Carter Lee
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Anne Carter Lee, "Captain Osborne House", [Radford, Virginia], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/VA-02-MO29.

Print Source

Cover: Buildings of Virginia vol 2

Buildings of Virginia: Valley, Piedmont, Southside, and Southwest, Anne Carter Lee and contributors. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2015, 440-440.

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